Verizon XV6600WOC Firmware update does not work with Windows Vista – use XP

At least for now, for those who may be thinking of trying it, do not use Vista to do firmware revs to your Audiovox / UTStarcom devices.  The update from Verizon and UTStarcom for the XV6600WOC (http://www.utstar.com/pcd/downloads/HA_VZW_207_112_01167_A12.exe) will run in XP SP2 compatibility mode as administrator but in my experience with it today I only got as far as wiping the old firmware off the device.  At that point the Windows Mobile Device Center did not complete the process.  In my case I ran the cradle over to my XP Pro desktop, installed ActiveSync 4.2 and was good to go on … Continue reading Verizon XV6600WOC Firmware update does not work with Windows Vista – use XP

A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart – not what I wanted to see tonight.

Once again the external USB drive strikes again!  I tell you, they are a blessing and a curse. Ran Microsoft Updates on a customer SBS 2003 SP1 Server via RDP session.  On restart it decided to not run IIS or TS services, something that seems to be occurring a lot lately on different boxes after updates.  So I fired up a PPTP VPN to the server logging in as the admin of the customer’s domain.  Successfully establishing the VPN connection I then started a command session in Vista on my Tablet PC running as administrator.  From there I launched a … Continue reading A disk read error occurred Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart – not what I wanted to see tonight.